Abstinence Quotes

Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
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Augustine, St.
354-430 Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo Theologian

Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.
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Barney, Natalie Clifford
1876-1972 American-born French Author

With renunciation life begins.
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Barr, Amelia E.
1831-1919 Anglo-American Novelist

Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
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Bierce, Ambrose
1842-1914 American Author Editor Journalist The Devil’s Dictionary

The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.
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Day, Dorothy
1897-1980 American Religious Leader

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature .
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Dickens, Charles
1812-1870 British Novelist

Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
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Eliot, George
1819-1880 British Novelist

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
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Epictetus
50-120 Stoic Philosopher

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.
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Fields, W. C.
1879-1946 American Actor

Abstaining is favorable both to the head and the pocket.
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Greeley, Horace
1811-1872 American Newspaper Editor

Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.
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Penn, William
1644-1718 British Religious Leader Founder of Pennsylvania

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.
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Temple, Sir William
1628-1699 British Diplomat Essayist

Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.
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Wilde, Oscar
1856-1900 British Author Wit

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